LCD advice for those stuck with analogue feed

  Big-E 12:01 23 Aug 2006

Hi - I wondered if anyone can help me?

I'm looking to buy a 32" or 37" flatscreen tv (LCD or Plasma). I have a subscription to NTL and can only get analogue cable feed. NTL refuse to upgrade the part of London I live in. Additionally, I have no external aerial so freeview is out of the question.

I've decided that until I move house and get true digital tv feed, there's no point in buying a expensive panel. I have also crossed Homechoice off my list of options. Can anyone recommend a 32" or 37" tv that wouldnt look too bad with my NTL analogue input. I'd like to spend less than £1200 if poss.

All advice welcomed! Thanks....

  Stuartli 12:51 23 Aug 2006

You can buy an analogue/digital Toshiba 37in with Freeview built-in and HD ready for around £1,200 or less.

This will offer future proofing for when you move. See:

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  Stuartli 12:52 23 Aug 2006

The Samsung models are also worth investigating.

  anskyber 12:56 23 Aug 2006

I agree and support Stuartli's suggestions. The Samsung panels are I think made in the same factory as Sony panels as part of a joint venture.

  Big-E 15:18 23 Aug 2006

Thanks guys. I was a little worried that analogue tv feed wouldnt look v good on HDTV or that maybe I was better off getting a plasma rather than a LCD. Is there a winner when showing analogue telly?

  Stuartli 18:53 23 Aug 2006

You can't just display HD - you have to have the right box and cables plus an HD service.


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  Big-E 09:36 24 Aug 2006

Stuart - I know I'll need a HD box etc but that isnt going to happen unfortunately.What I'm wondering is will images on my LCD will look poor if I only have analogue cable TV(NTL)? ie- can HD LCD tvs still perform to a high standard with only an analogue input.

Can anyone advise?


  Stuartli 10:11 24 Aug 2006

The best way to find out is to visit a local TV shop and see various manufacturers' LCD or plasma sets working on an analogue aerial input.

  Big-E 10:17 24 Aug 2006

Ok. Why aerial input?

  Stuartli 13:55 24 Aug 2006

Well I doubt if the shop will have Ntl or Telewest services..:-)

In any case the standard aerial input will also deliver Freeview digital transmissions (these are converted back to analogue by a normal set top box and, presumably, an integrated version); if you have a digital TV, however, you will see a digital display from the Freeview signals.

Nicam sound is digital in any case.

  Big-E 12:04 25 Aug 2006


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